Past Pages for Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
150 Years Ago
Wormer’s stereoscopticon: An exhibition will be held at the Theater. The views, will evolve on canvas and have all the beauty and truthfulness which the art of photography alone can secure. They will include scenery from Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and California — none others are more interesting, picturesque and wonderful.
135 Years Ago
Bright youth: What is the distance from the earth to the sun? Not having the exact number of miles, he wrote in reply, “I don’t believe the sun is near enough to interfere with a proper performance of my duties if I get this scholarship.”
120 Years Ago
Turkeys for 10 cents: If you are looking for good turkeys for Thanksgiving cheap, call at Bryson & Cohn’s. A number of turkeys will be raffled off at 10 cents a chance.
110 Years Ago
Fred Rickey: Fred Rickey was a well thought of young man, a clerk in Kitzmeyers drug store. He robbed the till in the drug store of about $100 and since then nothing has been heard of him. He is nineteen — a resident of Carson for a couple years. Since he turned up missing it has been found that he has been gambling more or less, and his losses amounting to a considerable amount. He became desperate and was even heard to say he would kill himself if he was unable to make good the money he had taken.
70 Years Ago
Classified ads: Large house for lease. Furniture and rabbits to be sold to new tenant. Leet House, Dayton, Nevada.
20 Years Ago
Donner Lake lecture: The California State Park System has scheduled a guided tour for people interested in following the route of the first wagon train crossing of the Sierra. Please wear warm clothing — the tour may be canceled due to deep snow in the area.
Sue Ballew is the daughter of Bill Dolan, who wrote this column for the Nevada Appeal from 1947 until his death in 2006.